81 judgments found.

L.N. & 21 Others v. Ministry of Health, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2015
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Petition No. 218 of 2013
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners suffered from renal failure and required frequent renal dialysis treatments. Kenyatta National Hospital did not have an adequate number of machines to serve Petitioners’ needs, and would often choose to treat in-patients before Petitioners. Furthermore, the National Hospital Insurance Fund would not reimburse Petitioners for treatments sought at private hospitals. Petitioners brought suit …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Avilkina and Others v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 171 (2013)
Health Topics: Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of religion, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant organization is a religious organization. Another organization wrote to the Russian president accusing the applicant organization of extremism and that an inquiry must be ensued into their activities. The letter was forwarded to the Prosecutor’s office and no violation was found. However, the applicant organization was not given access to the filed concerning …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Freedom of information, Health data, Health records, Medical records, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secrecy
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Buthelezi v Ndaba

Country: South Africa
Year: 2013
Court: The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Citation: [2013] ZASCA 72
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The respondent patient had filed a claim of negligence against the appellant doctor. She alleged that she suffered from urine incontinence after her hysterectomy surgery performed by the appellant. When she consulted a urologist, it was found that a fistula or hole was present in the patient’s bladder wall. In the High Court, there was …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Health facilities, Negligence, Private hospitals, Remedies, Standard of care
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Mehmet Senturk and Bekir Senturk v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 13423/09
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The first applicant took his pregnant wife to the Izmir Pubic Hospital. A midwife examined his wife and the duty gynecologist was not called. As the applicant’s wife was experiencing continuous pain, he took her to another hospital- Atatruk Research and Teaching Hospital. An Assistant Doctor examined her and thereafter referred her to the Urology …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Emergency care, Examination, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Midwifery, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Pharmaceuticals, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Mellet v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 2013
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/116/D/2324/2013
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The author of the communication stated that she became pregnant in 2011 and in her 21st week, she was informed that the foetus had congenital heart defects. She was further informed that the impairment might prove to be fatal. However the hospital told her that abortion was not possible in the current jurisdiction (Ireland) and …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Children, Clinics, Freedom of information, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Infant health, Infant mortality, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Termination of pregnancy, Trauma
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Senturk v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2013
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 13423/09
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The first applicant’s wife and second applicant’s mother, Menekse Senturk, was 34 weeks pregnant when she began experiencing pain. The first applicant took Mrs. Senturk to the Karsiyaka Public Hospital, the Izmir Public Hospital, the Ataturk Research and Teaching Hospital, and the Ege University Medical Faculty Hospital over the course of the day. Only at …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Duty of care, Emergency care, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal mortality, Miscarriage, Negligence, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Standard of care
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Suarez Peralta v. Ecuador

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2013
Court: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Citation: Series C, No. 261, May 21, 2013
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

On June 28, 2000, Melba Suarez Peralta visited Dr. Emilio Guerrero Gutierrez as a result of abdomen pain, vomits, and fever. She was diagnosed with chronic appendicitis and informed she needed surgery. Three days later, she visited Guerrero in a private clinic and underwent appendix surgery performed by Dr. Jenny Bohorquez and assisted by Guerrero. …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Law enforcement, Negligence, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health v. Ontario

Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Court: Court of Appeals for Ontario
Citation: 2012 ONCA 342
Health Topics: Hospitals, Informed consent, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Mental Health Centre Penetanguichene (MHCP)appealed an order by the Mental Disorder Court to send a person accused of sexual assault to a hospital for psychiatric treatment. The judge knew that beds for treatment would not be available until six days later. The appeal was on …Read more

Tags: care, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Compulsory treatment, Criminalization, Custody, Depression, Detainee, Detention, Harm reduction, Health care professionals, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Incapacity, Incompetence, Inmate, Involuntary confinement, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Prison conditions, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals
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Panaitescu v. Romania

Country: Romania
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: ECHR 152 (2012)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The son of the former applicant continued the application after his death. The applicant’s father was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and had a surgery for removal of a tumour from his kidney. He was first suggested vitamins and saline solution. Later on, when he went to an oncology institute, he was recommended two drugs. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cancer, Clinics, Experimental treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Reynolds v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2012
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 2694/08
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant’s son was admitted as a voluntary patient as he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and there was a fear that he might commit suicide. He was kept in a crisis room in the intensive care unit. However, on the first night itself, the applicant’s son jumped out of the window and died. The applicant’s …Read more

Tags: Clinics, Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Emergency care, Health facilities, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Negligence, Non-pecuniary damage, Private hospitals, Psychiatry, Public hospitals, Remedies, Schizophrenia, Standard of care, Suicide, Tort, Trauma
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